Every year at our yochien as the school year comes to a close. School year starts in April for us in Japan and ends in March, which is definitely different then how it is in the US. But I'm used to it. : ) Anyway our school likes to make "thank you" presents for the teachers at the end of the school year. Last year it was every child's picture in a great big picture frame. And this year it's going to be a photo book or something or other. I'll take pictures of it when it's complete. Anyway, about 4 days ago, we were all sent with a note. And it said, one side should have a photo of the child or they could draw a picture. But having sent B here beforehand I know pictures are the norm. So, I always sent Branden with a photo when contributing and same for Noah. When Noah was a yellow badge last year, I sent a small picture of Noah since everyone else were supposed to send small pictures too. But this year seems every one is to send a bigger photo. So, I needed a recent photo of just Noah sort of semi big in size. What saved me with this. And shhhh, this is just our secret. But if you recall, when Noah was trying on his brother's size 5 clothes last week or the week before. Well, that pic worked perfectly for this!; ) Hey whatever works, works. ; ) Printed 2 copies out quickly at home. The other side is supposed to have... to/for such and such sensei from Noah. Nothing more, nothing less. So, we made sure about that as well. And then they finally said, to decorate any blank spots. @_@ Okay, check and check. It surprisingly didn't take very long at all. It was quick and the kids loved coloring the polka dots. Noah has 2 teachers and so we had to make 2 ....one for each teacher. ; ) I think Noah's came out really cute!
And the back is exactly as asked. All done. They were due today (Friday) and Noah turned them in already. I'll be sure to take a pic of what the finished product looks like.
This week has been great., Got all my cleaning out of the way. But also got to enjoy myself a lot during the week too. Watched Noboru do some yard work in the back. I played with the boys in the backyard Thursday after school. After B finished playing with Genki, they played twice this week so far. Noah and I had a basketball bouncing/dribbling contest yesterday. I am proud to say, I did 85 bounces without stopping, I am shocked to say Noah bounced it 159 times without stopping!!! So he beat me! Ha! Seriously. Anyway, Friday today and the last thing I had to do this week to be ready for the weekend is wash the blankets/bedding. Our bedding was in this washer and the boys bedding were in the one next to it. In the smaller washer, the 500 yen washer, I washed the boys bedding together because they each have a twin bed each, so I can fit both bedding in the smaller 500 yen one. I threw the bedding in at 8:30am this morning. With Noah in the car in his uniform and obento in his backpack, I turned off the car and had him lock the doors until mommy comes back, I was only gone for 3 minutes before coming back and dropping him at school this morning. Ran in and threw 2 loads of bedding in the 2 washers. 36 minutes to wash. So then quickly dropped off Noah this morning. Ran into the yochien and ordered the pictures from the shopping day and setsubun, 70 yen a picture, I ordered 3 photos total. Paid the encho sensei (the principal) and went back to the laundry. Put it into the dryer and waited 14 minutes, then came home and made the beds. Anyway, it's 12:42 pm now. I'm done for the week. At 1pm, I'll leave to go pick up Noah at yochien. Then at 2:20 I'll pick up Branden. Then we'll head home. Branden swims at 4:30pm this evening. And we're having homemade pizza for dinner tonight. And cokes/sodas with ice (it's a once a week thing; ). The dough is resting in the kitchen as I type.
The dvd's got here yesterday, Vegas Vacation and Ice Castles. We will watch 1 tonight, 1 tomorrow. Tonight we're going to watch Vegas Vacation. Noboru will be home tonight around 8:30pm, so he can reheat some pizza and catch the movie with us. We usually let the kids stay up later on the weekends. ; ) Anyway, just wanted to say, have an excellent weekend everyone! : )